When Hillary Clinton went on her dishonest rant about Republicans suppressing the vote in a speech at Texas Southern University, she verified that she was just another Democrat demagogue on the issue of race. Scott Walker is the latest GOP presidential candidate to expose her dishonesty:

Potential Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker knocked Hillary Clinton for being “firmly out of touch” on the issue of voting rights just days after the former secretary of state announced her proposals championing minority access to voting.

“In our state we have a photo ID requirement that would make it easy to vote and hard to cheat,” Walker told reporters Saturday at Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s Roast and Ride event. “And I think that’s a good example where her statements of late show that she’s firmly out of touch with I think where mainstream America is.”

When asked by a reporter about universal voter registration for the state of Wisconsin, Walker shrugged and shook his head, pointing instead to Wisconsin’s turnout records. “From our standpoint, we think we’ve got one of the most effective systems right now where we have one of the highest levels of voter participation,” Walker said. “We’ve got a pretty good system.”

Here’s what Hillary said at Texas Southern:

“Today, Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting,” Clinton said Thursday at Texas Southern University in Houston, a historically black college. “What part of democracy are they afraid of?”

Folks, that’s demagoguery that only a Clinton or an Obama would have the chutzpah to say in public. If you wanted to be totally blunt about it, Hillary’s statement was an outright lie. Hillary knows that Republicans aren’t “systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting.” Here’s why she knows:

In the 2012 general election, Wisconsin had the second-highest voter-turnout rate in the nation with 73 percent of the population participating. The state trailed just behind Minnesota, which had a 76 percent turnout rate. Wisconsin also ranked second in the nation during the 2008 general election.

It’s amazing that Wisconsin’s voter participation rate was significantly higher than New York’s participation rate. According to this interactive website, Wisconsin’s participation rate in 2014 was 56.2%. New York’s was 28.2%. In 2012, New York’s participation rate was 53%. Wisconsin’s participation rate was 73%. In 2008, New York’s participation rate was 59% while Wisconsin’s participation rate was 72.4%.

In other words, Hillary is taking cheapshots at Wisconsin while New York’s participation rate was 20 points worse. It isn’t fair to say, though, that New York is “systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting” though it’s fair to say that Hillary isn’t really interested in increasing voter participation. She’s only interested in making sure minority voters turn out in 2016. Without them, she’s toast.

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One Response to “Hillary Clinton, dishonest demagogue”

  • walter hanson says:

    Gary:

    Lets remember the Democrats play this game because they need to get part of their base out the black vote. If they don’t get enough of them out to vote they lose. Turnout also might have something to do how serious races are. In 2012 there was an effort by Romney to win Wisconsin and an important Senate race. New York was assume to be Obama and didn’t have a serious senate race.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

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